Gov. Baker: All Americans Should Support Ballot Counting Process

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito released a statement about the presidential election Wednesday, urging people to support the process of counting every vote in the country.

While many people anxiously await the results of the election, Baker and Polito said everyone "must exercise their First Amendment right peacefully if they choose to," and asked the residents of Massachusetts to be respectful of one another.

“The United States of America depends on every American having the freedom to cast their vote and for every vote to be counted," the statement said. "Every American, regardless of political affiliation, especially the President and every candidate on the ballot, should be united in supporting this process."

Regardless of who wins this election, Baker and Polito said the challenges facing the Commonwealth and the nation remain, including defeating the pandemic, rebuilding the economy, and supporting those who need help at this time.

"When the results are finally determined, we are hopeful that all candidates, especially the two running for the most powerful office in the world, set aside partisanship to improve the lives of all Americans," the Baker Administration said.

Earlier Wednesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also urged the public to have patience with the democratic process as votes were still being counted in several key states, including Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Nevada.

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